Sample service script for debian/ubuntu
Look at LSB init scripts for more information.
# replace "$YOUR_SERVICE_NAME" with your service's name cp "service.sh" "/etc/init.d/$YOUR_SERVICE_NAME" chmod +x /etc/init.d/$YOUR_SERVICE_NAME chown root /etc/init.d/$YOUR_SERVICE_NAME chgrp root /etc/init.d/$YOUR_SERVICE_NAME
Edit the script and replace following tokens:
<DESCRIPTION>= Describe your service here (be concise)
- Feel free to modify the LSB header, I've made default choices you may not agree with
<COMMAND>= Command to start your server (for example
<USER>= Login of the system user the script should be run as (for example
Test the service
service $YOUR_SERVICE_NAME start service $YOUR_SERVICE_NAME stop
Run at boot-time
update-rc.d $YOUR_SERVICE_NAME defaults
The service can uninstall itself with
service $NAME uninstall. Yes, that's very easy, therefore a bit dangerous. But as it's an auto-generated script, you can bring it back very easily. I use it for tests and often install/uninstall, that's why I've put that here.
Don't want it? Remove lines 56-58 of the service's script.
Your service will log its output to
/var/log/$NAME.log. Don't forget to setup a logrotate :)
unable to execute /etc/init.d/$YOUR_SERVICE_NAME: No such file or directory.
Maybe it has been modified by a Windows's editor and the line endings could be not corrected.
This can be verified with the command
cat -v service.sh and verifying that there are some strange characters as
To fix that:
sed -i 's/\r//g' service.sh